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Need Braces? Here's Why You Should Get Kids' Orthodontic Work Performed Over Summer August 11, 2017

Anchorage, Anchorage County
Need Braces? Here's Why You Should Get Kids' Orthodontic Work Performed Over Summer, Anchorage, Alaska

If your kids have crooked teeth, now is the perfect time for them to get braces. Not only does summer break give you more time for appointments, but getting your child's orthodontic work done now lets them get used to their new smile before school starts. Make an appointment today to discuss your child's treatment schedule as well as their orthodontic options, which include traditional braces, incognito braces, and Invisalign®.

Traditional Braces

This tried-and-true teeth straightening method uses metal wires and brackets to align your child's teeth and jaw, increasing the strength of their bite and beautifying their smile. Straight teeth are also easier to clean for a reduced risk of cavities. Many dentists offer braces in a variety of fun colors, allowing your child to customize their look during the treatment process.

Incognito Braces

BracesIf your child would rather not draw attention to their orthodontic work in progress, there are other options. Incognito braces, also called hidden braces or lingual braces, are applied to the back sides of the teeth instead of the front, making them more difficult to spot. The downside is the possibility of your child experiencing some tongue irritation, but this is usually only temporary.


Clear aligners combine stealth with comfort for an easy teeth straightening experience. If your child is responsible enough to wear the removable aligners consistently, Invisalign can be the most convenient orthodontic option. Not only are they difficult to spot, but Invisalign aligners are designed to be removed when your child eats — meaning they won't have any of the diet restrictions meant to protect traditional braces.

Now is the perfect time to choose an orthodontic treatment for your child. If you aren't sure which option fits your family best, talk to your dentist today!


Family First Dentistry in Anchorage, AK, is a full-service dental practice for the entire family. They offer several orthodontic treatment options, allowing you to choose the method which is best for your child. To schedule a consultation, call (907) 562-2820 or send a request online. You can also find the dental team on Facebook.

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